Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Early Bird

I feel like a really big nerd today!

Of course I already outed myself with yesterday's post, but still, that was mostly about Jeremy being a nerd.

Sometimes when I used to work at Target, I'd work the opening shift. You were supposed to get there at 8:30 or 8 :45 to get things ready for the store to open at 9:00am. The thing was though, any time I showed up for this early shift there were always people already in the parking lot waiting for the store to open, like 15-30 minutes before the store was going to open. And I used to think, "How lame! What's so important that you have to be at Target right when the doors open?"

So this morning, we got up and had breakfast with Jeremy before he left for school. (He made us craisin-lemon scones--I'm not sure what I did to deserve that, but they were delicious.) Then I got the boys dressed and was trying to decide what sort of interesting thing to do with them today. I went out and filled up the chickens' waterer. We decided it might be fun to go to the library, so I got online and searched the catalog for anything I might want to pick up for myself while we were there. While my mind was on the topics of books I remembered that today was September first and so this book was going to be released today:

It's the sequal to a great book Jeremy and I read together earlier this year. I checked on Borders.com to make sure it really was coming out today, then I printed out a coupon for 30% off. (Because--who doesn't love a good deal?) Then I got the boys in the car and tried to decide if we should go to the library first or the mall and bookstore. I decided mall-bookstore first because Jonas might be ready for a nap at the end of our outing, and it's never easy to do the "quick" in and out and right back in the carseat errands with an overtired baby. So we showed up at the mall. . .

It was closed!

I was sitting in the mall outside the bookstore gate for fifteen minutes waiting for it to open! After that whole long boring explanation of everything I did this morning the store was not open yet!

I felt like such a nerd waiting for the gates to open then going in and picking up my just-released that morning book and standing in line to check-out before the lady working there even had all three gates open.

I much prefer the anonymity of the crowd at the midnight-release parties like for the Harry Potter and Twilight books. Then I can look around and pretend like I'm only there for the food and everyone else there is way more of a nerd than I am. But in the end, maybe it was good there was no identity-hiding crowded midnight-release party. . . I'm really getting too old for those things anyway. (I need my sleep.)

I suppose I'll just have to come to terms with the fact that I am just as big a nerd as my husband.


Wayland said...

Um, you're so not a nerd to go buy a really good book. :) I would have done the same if I'd remembered, didn't have to go to work and wasn't exhausted now. The idea of walking the mall doesn't sound that great. Plus I have a boring meeting to attend at 4. Enjoy it and maybe I can scrounge up the dinero to buy my own copy so I don't have to wait and borrow yours. :}

rachel said...

Jeanette, what a great post!

the Provident Woman said...

You're not a nerd. I've done similar things. And you know I'm not a nerd. (If you think I am, shhh don't tell).

Jennie said...

The first blog book I did consisted of the first two years because of the same thing. It amounted to about 300 pages, $80. For the price per page, it was cheaper doing the first 2 years together since the price per page drops when there's more. And that's an incredible price. Anywhere else like Shutterfly, etc. will charge $1 a page.

In my last year of blogging, I've written a LOT more, so again, just for one year, this book was 284 pages. I also googled around to find a coupon code to use with my order and got $13 off. You should do the same when you're ready to order as the codes change.

Good luck!


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